BREAKING: Pakistan Christian ‘Blasphemy’ Man Released After 20 Months Imprisonment

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man who spent 20 months in a Pakistani prison on charges of "blasphemy against Islam" has been released after a local court acquitted him on all charges, two advocacy officials involved in his case told BosNewsLife.

US Group: ‘Key Bible Translator Jailed In Islamic Nation’

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

BUDAPEST/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- U.S.-based Bible translation group Wycliffe Associates says it is concerned about the security of Bible translators in Islamic nations where at least one of its contacts has been jailed for his Christian work.

Tajikistan Raiding Church, Fines Pastor

By BosNewsLife News Center


DUSHANBE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Tajikistan have fined a pastor after secret police raided a church service as part of a government-led campaign against Christians and other religious groups in the former Soviet nation, representatives told BosNewsLife.

Jailed Evangelical ‘Free In Christ’ In Iran


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent
Farshid Fathi MalayeriTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor in one of Iran's most notorious prisons announced on Christmas Eve he was "free in Christ" behind bars after forgiving guards and other inmates who mistreated him. Farshid Fathi, said though he faced a fourth Christmas in jail separated from his family, he had been "comforted by Immanuel", the Hebrew word for 'God is with us'.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi In High Court Over Death Sentence


By BosNewsLife Asia Service
Asia Bibi to be executed?ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court will hear the appeal of a Pakistani woman who has been "languishing in prison since 2009" after she was sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy against Islam, amid hope her conviction may be overturned, advocacy officials involved in the case told BosNewsLife Saturday, March 15.

Iran Pastor Returns To Jail After Surgery


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Irani-Benham-with-family-300x199TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor of Iran's largest evangelical church movement will return to prison after undergoing surgery for injuries linked to mistreatment behind bars, Iranian Christians said Monday, February 24.

NEWS WATCH: What’s Next For Russia’s Freed Ex-Tycoon Khodorkovsky?

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
KhodorkovskyBERLIN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- After his release from a Russian jail, former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he does not want to return to business or politics, but would fight for those he considers political prisoners. Wearing a sharp suit and smiling, the now 50-year-old Khodorkovsky spoke at his first news conference since his release from prison, which was held at a museum commemorating the Berlin Wall from the Cold War era.